RSS condemns Chandrawat's remarks, says it doesn't subscribe to views advocating violence

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar.2 (ANI): The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Thursday condemned the statement by its party leader Kundan Chandrawat who said that he would offer Rs. one crore to anyone who can bring Kerala Chief Minister P. Vijayan's head. "The RSS doesn't subscribe to any views advocating violence and strongly condemn it. Attached statement is loud and clear", said RSS spokesperson Manmohan Vaidya in a statement. On this raging issue, RSS ideologue Rakesh Sinha commenting on the controversial statement said that this was a wrong statement and won't be acceptable at all. "We too condemn it and the language used is absolutely wrong," he added. Earlier in the day, Chandrawat in a public gathering in Ujjain said: "Three hundred pracharaks have been killed. Communists be warned, we will offer a garland of three lakh heads to Bharat Mata." Aside from his statement, Chandrawat also announced a bounty of Rs. one crore on the Kerala Chief Minister's head. "If anyone beheads the Kerala CM, who is the murderer of RSS activists, and brings his head I will bequeath my property worth more than Rs. one crore to him," he said. When questioned, Chandrawat was unapologetic and said he stood by his comments. BJP MP from Ujjain Dr. Chintamani Malviya and other local BJP and RSS leaders were among those who attended the meet organised in protest against the killing of RSS activists in Kerala. Earlier in the day, Vijayan downplayed K. Chandrawat's threatening remark against him and said the right-wing group has taken heads of several people. "Sangh Parivar has taken heads of several. But we are to travel na?" Vijayan told the media here. (ANI)